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Family Split Spurs Smith To Top Prize

Her parents’ separation affected Rosemary Talei Smith emotionally, but she managed to cope through it and focus on her studies. This paid off when she was named dux of John
14 Oct 2018 15:37
Family Split Spurs Smith To Top Prize
John Wesley College dux Rosemary Talei Smith. Photo: Swashna Chand

Her parents’ separation affected Rosemary Talei Smith emotionally, but she managed to cope through it and focus on her studies.

This paid off when she was named dux of John Wesley College during the prizegiving ceremony on Friday.

“My dad not being with us is very sad for me because I wanted him to also witness my success,” she said.

She said that there was a lot of competition this year especially in her arts form because there were a lot of smart students in her form.

“I am very happy today and I just want to thank the Lord for helping me in everything throughout the year,” said Rosemary.

She took geography, history, maths, English and Fijian from Year 11 and was happy with the choice she made.

“In the annual examination students from the science were starting to get good marks, which was competition for me, and I had to work extra hard to get 1st prize,” she said.

Rosemary said her mum was very supportive.

“I want to become a lawyer and I want to get scholarship for the law programme at the University of the South Pacific,” she said.

She has four younger siblings and she says she wants them to succeed in life.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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